Man sentenced to 16 years in jail for murder of Grenadian
From the Courts
February 22, 2013

Man sentenced to 16 years in jail for murder of Grenadian

For the next 16 years, Osrick “Herbs-I” Young will call her Majesty’s Prison home.{{more}}

Young, 31, of Chapmans Village, was slapped with the custodial sentence on Tuesday, February 19, at the High Court, following a murder conviction on December 6, 2012.

A 12-member jury, after two hours of deliberation, found Young guilty of the 2009 murder of Grenadian Phil “Greenz” Henry.

Young, who was also convicted on a charge of possession of a firearm to cause an offence and possession of a firearm with intent to injure, was sentenced to five years on each of those charges.

The sentences will run concurrently.

At the sentencing on Tuesday, Young’s attorney, Jomo Thomas, in mitigation, told the court that since his client’s incarceration, he has made strides to becoming a better person.

Thomas further stated that since his incarceration, Young became a member of the Set Free SVG Ministry and was awarded a certificate for good participation in a Bible study back in December.

Henry died as a result of a gunshot wound to his face on April 17, 2009, at Morne Ronde mountains.

During the trial, prosecution witness Wayne “Stiah” Dublin, a farmer of South Rivers, told the court that he was sitting close to his shed, cleaning marijuana with the deceased, when Young and another man, Kenroy “Crabby” Glasgow, fired at them with shotguns.

He said that when both men fired at them, he jumped over an embankment. He said while over the embankment, about six shots were fired in his direction.

However, in the statement he gave to the police, Young said it was Glasgow who had killed Henry.

Glasgow, who was also charged in that same matter, pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter, a week prior to Young’s conviction.

He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

In continuing his mitigation, Thomas pleaded with Justice Wesley James to let “justice be tempered with mercy.”

Thomas also asked that when the sentence was being considered, that a term not exceeding that of Young’s co-defendant be imposed.(KW)